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Information About Referendum Questions on November Ballot
Apr 30, 2018
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TOWN OF NEW HAVEN
Dunn County

At the upcoming November 6, 2018 Election, the town board will be posing two referendum questions to the community.

Both referendums will allow the town board to individually appoint the positions of town clerk and town treasurer. Currently both are elected positions.

Referendum Question #1:
“Shall the person holding the office of town clerk in
the Town of New Haven be appointed by the town board?”

Referendum Question #2:
“Shall the person holding the office of town treasurer in
the Town of New Haven be appointed by the town board?”

By answering YES, electors would allow the current positions to individually become appointed officers, and the positions would individually change from an elected position to an appointed position.
• This would permit the town board to select and appoint future officers with the necessary skills, education, training, and experience to handle the increasingly complex tasks of municipal government, choose candidates who possess skills with the strongest abilities and most experience, and save the town resources and money related to electing and training new officers for that position. This would also allow the board to appoint someone who lives outside of the town if necessary.

By answering NO, electors would allow the position to remain an elective office to be voted on at Spring elections in odd-numbered years.

The term of office for the appointed position shall be set by the town board, but may not exceed 3 years per 60.30(1e)(c).  The town board may re-appoint the officer for additional terms.  However, removal by the town board during a given term may only be for “cause” as defined under 17.001 and required by 60.30(1e)(f).  The salary of the appointed position shall be set by the town board and may not be reduced during the term of office.
 



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